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Video: Casio G-Shock Rangeman

This is the official Casio G-Shock Rangeman video which debuted at CES 2018. The new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and is part of the “Master of G” series designed for use in extreme conditions. Rangeman watches feature a Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature.

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Casio debuts GPS equipped G-Shock Rangeman at CES

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This week at CES 2018, Japanese watchmaker Casio debuted two new GPS equipped G-Shock Rangeman watches. We previewed the watch at the G-Shock 35th Anniversary event in November, however, CES is where Casio officially launched the new connected Rangeman. There are two new models, one with a black case and black strap and the other with a black case and green strap will be available for purchase April 2018 at G-Shock retailers, select Macy’s, jewelers, www.gshock.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho Store. The retail price will be $800. The new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and is part of the “Master of G” series designed for use in extreme conditions. Rangeman watches feature a Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature. In addition to standard Triple Sensor, the new GPR-B1000 collects location data

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A new Pro Trek smartwatch designed for cold weather

Just in time for the winter, Casio has announced the Pro Trek WSD-F20X Smart Outdoor Watch – a limited edition smartwatch specifically designed for winter sports. The new Pro Trek WSD-F20X features an interchangeable band that can be customized based on the activity, whether it is skiing, snowboarding, climbing or whatever the cold weather activity. Shown with a black resin band that articulates to your wrist, it also comes with a long cloth band can be worn over thick winter outerwear. Running on the Android Wear 2.0 operating system users can view low-power GPS and color maps, even when the watch is offline (maps downloaded ahead of time can be accessed even without a connection). Users can access Casio original Activity app to track their ski and snowboard routes and check top speeds. This timepiece is equipped with a new

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G-Steel with new Layered Carbon Bezel

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Casio recently made a really cool addition to they G-Steel line of G-Shock watches: the G-Steel GSTB100X-1A. Boasting an all-new layered carbon bezel this steel cased watch has a distinctive high-tech look without sacrificing durability and shock resistance. The crystal is a flat sapphire that is very clear, providing excellent visibility, as well as scratch resistant compared to the plexiglass or mineral crystals used on lower priced models. In addition to the normal timekeeping functions that are shown with analog hands, this Japanese quartz watch is equipped with a Bluetooth function that allows you to connect to your smartphone at the press of a button and acquire the time from the same internet time server that calibrates your phone. This results in ultra-accurate and easy to set timekeeping. Other functions include “Tough Solar” which charges the watch battery with sunlight,

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Casio G-Shock 35th Anniversary Celebration

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Kikuo Ibe is the founding father of G-Shock and the Chief Engineer of Research and Development for Casio Computer Co. Beginning with an idea to make a more durable watch after dropping and breaking a watch his father had given him in high school, by 1983, with a degree in mechanical engineering and a job a Casio, he invented the G-Shock watch. The watch was not initially a runaway success, but as police and firemen adapted G-Shocks for professional use, largely because of its extreme durability, not to mention affordability, it eventually caught on. By the 1990s G-Shock was worn by skateboarders, backpackers, military personnel worldwide. The G-Shock was both a professional watch and a fashion accessory at the same time. Massive G-Shock sign in the center of the exhibit Today, 35 years later, the Casio G-Shock is easily one

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Gallery: Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000

Casio’s G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000 pilot watch, which we covered here earlier in the year, features a unique 3-Way Time Sync system that automatically keeps the correct time by way of a Bluetooth, Atomic Radio, and GPS signals, in that order. Plus there are a number of additional functions, including the ability to track your flights by using an app.

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Casio MRG G-Shock G2000HT "Hammer Tone"

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Launched at Baselworld 2017, the high-tech Casio G-Shock MRG G2000HT “Kasumi-Tsuchime” Limited Edition features a 3-way automatic time sync feature that uses atomic radio waves, Bluetooth, and GPS to calibrate the time with no input needed from the wearer. The 500 piece numbered limited edition is housed in a rugged all-metal MRG G-Shock case with a unique handmade bezel decorated with a traditional kasumi-tsuchime hammering technique. 3-Way Time Sync Incredible timekeeping accuracy is achieved by three advanced time-correction systems: terrestrial radio wave reception (Multi-Band 6), GPS satellite signal reception, and Bluetooth® transmission. According to Casio, the most appropriate system is selected automatically depending on the conditions, and the correct time is displayed for the current time zone anywhere in the world. Additionally, there is the MR-G Connected Smartphone App which shows worldwide for over 300 cities as well as the

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Gallery: Casio G-Shock Mudmaster

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This summer, in early June, I took a trip to Denver to relax a little, visit some friends, and to ride at Winterpark (Trestle Bike Park) which had just opened as most of the snow had melted at the time. I brought a Casio G-Shock Mudmaster Khaki with plans to take it biking and to photograph it with the natural scenery, as the Rocky mountains are beautiful in the summer. With a good amount of biking experience, including some downhill mountain biking, I am definitely not a beginner but far from able to fully rip the pro trails. I planned to wear the Mudmaster in its natural habitat, so to speak, along with the gloves, pads, special shoes, goggles, and full face helmet. But I wanted to go for a few runs first, then put the watch on later for

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The two latest Casio G-Shock MR-G timepieces Hands-On

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In March, at Baselworld 2017, Casio introduced two new G-Shock MR-G timepieces, both presented in black PVD plated pure titanium cases. The first was the G-Shock MR-G “Aka-Zonae,” which we wrote about here. The second, was a MR-G limited edition with a very special hand hammered bezel and featuring three-way time calibration. Technically speaking, the first watch, the MR-G Aka-Zonae (Ref. MRG-G1000B-1A4), uses GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology to calibrate the precise time using signals from both GPS satellites and standard atomic time radio wave transmissions (MultiBand6) to ensure the time on your watch will be accurately calibrated anywhere on earth – indoors or out – with automatic adjustments for daylight savings time. The second, Limited Edition MR-G (Ref. MRGG2000HT-1A) goes a step further, utilizing both the aforementioned GPS and atomic timekeeping technologies, with the addition of a Bluetooth. Having

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Hands-On with the new Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000

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Casio’s latest pilot watch, the G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000-3A, features the most accurate timekeeping technology ever presented in a watch. Using its 3-Way Time Sync feature, the Gravitymaster automatically calibrates the time with redundant military-level precision. First, the watch automatically utilizes Bluetooth to connect to the time server via your phone. This low-energy Bluetooth connection requires the least amount of power and so that is one reason it is always the default method for calibrating the time. Second, if the Bluetooth calibration fails, multi-band 6 radio-controlled atomic timekeeping is utilized. Third, if those aforementioned two methods fail, GPS calibration is activated. Finally, if the 3-ways mentioned do not work you can manually set your watch. However, considering the redundancy of the 3 methods, you will virtually never have to manually set the watch, ever. In addition to the unprecedented timekeeping technology

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